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  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Kappa,

    I was born to the oldest, largest working Ranch in my Texas County, established in 1849.

    Do you have the capability to calculate the magnitude of bovine, equine, swine and fowl poots (bodily excretion in a gaseous form, predominantly methane) impacting the carbon footprint?

    Any tax on that excrement is ludicrous but it makes for possible Grant Writing for self serving Tenuring in Higher Education, right? In simpler terms, a waste, except for those seeking the bounty of Tenuring?

    Domestic Energy Independence is a worthy goal in my Agrarian Experience. The family owns 1000's of acres, we are responsible Stewards of the Land and responsible in the Husbandry of the Dumb Animals. All that proliferated due to the mineral bounty found under the surface. We pay Substantial Tax from the Mineral Bounty, the highest allocation to Public Education.

    We are Green here but we also have to pay our bills and yours too!
    Jan 7, 2015. 09:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Search Of Income: Covered Call CEFs (Part II - Specific Funds) [View article]
    CI,

    I am looking forward to your article(s) on the Muni Bond CEF Space. I am in the highest Tax Bracket, a Texan, and wondering when the benefits of Leverage become the poison.

    I manage Taxable accounts in the high 8 figures, Family Funds. The after tax yield is of importance and not enough is offered by the multitudes of SA Contributors in that regard.

    We make more profit outside Wall Street but that has come to a screeching halt, again, in the oil patch.
    Jan 7, 2015. 09:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Search Of Income: Covered Call CEFs (Part I - Sector Analysis) [View article]
    Wkirk,

    What will happen on an After Tax basis when I sell my covered call CEF after receiving six months of ROC? Assume the selling price is equal to the purchase price.
    Jan 7, 2015. 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Filipo,

    I was Frac'ing in 1978. It is here to stay!
    Jan 7, 2015. 09:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Orange Mike,

    Do you believe Public Education needs more tax payer funding to improve student outcome?

    Will water-wind-sun replacing fossil fuels offer the same tax income to the State and Federal Government?

    Our Tax Base is grounded in Fossil Fuels. The State and Federal Budgeting should have a HUGE headache over declining oil price!
    Jan 7, 2015. 09:54 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Buying Tesla Stock kappa....?

    Displacing fossil fuels with wind-water-sun and seeking world peace is admirable.

    The United States is a net importer of Fossil Fuel. The Cartel (inclusive of Putin) controls the Crude Oil Price. We are witnessing that today.

    A big "maybe" exists in the next Administration. The maybe is getting North America back on track to Energy Independence.

    The negative bet is the Rapture occurs first.
    Jan 7, 2015. 09:32 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust declares $2.69 dividend [View news story]
    The SEC Independent Outside Auditor is a very professional and thorough firm rendering the Reserves attributable to BPT. I know this Firm and am most comfortable owning BPT!
    Jan 6, 2015. 06:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn's New Capital Plan: Don't Overlook The Positives [View article]
    This is the first cut in Distribution/CAPX if WTI continues decline through January. The Risk rises as WTI declines for the Upstream MLP space. The Reward remains in question as the term of decline extends.

    Why is my electric bill not going down?????

    Maybe the Utility Space is the better investment gamble while electric generation fuel costs decline?
    Jan 5, 2015. 05:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Doomsayers Were Wrong In 2009: 4 Reasons Why They Are Wrong Now [View article]
    The Bankers are sweating bullets for their domestic oil & gas lending, inclusive of the service sector. They will be calling their debtors to begin discussions on adequately recollateralizing their loans. How many debtors will be unable to adequately accomplish this? What will the Bankers be required to do to maintain their ratings?
    Jan 4, 2015. 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Don't Buy Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Early,

    KMR was a great tax advantage before Mr. Kinder gobbled it up. And Mr. Kinder was kind enough to give those of us a Tax Avoidance exchange in his KMI.

    The only other stock I am aware of still paying a Tax Avoidance divvy is EEQ, other than the multitude of Muni offerings.

    I am in the highest tax bracket and appreciate the guidance given from You and so many others through SA that provide me legitimate Tax Avoidance Investment Options. God gave us a good mind to at least listen, so thanks!!
    Jan 3, 2015. 07:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Asset Coverage Ratio Update as of Dec. 31, 2014 [View article]
    Adding on the dips!
    Jan 3, 2015. 09:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Giant Gas Well Confirms Deep Utica Potential [View article]
    Seeker,

    Spot on! Confederate proven Frac'ing is embraced by some smart Yankee States. NY is wondering what Frac'ing is. I'm confident NY will embrace the proven, Positive results of Frac'ing.
    Jan 2, 2015. 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Giant Gas Well Confirms Deep Utica Potential [View article]
    Bettheranch,

    New York is packed with brilliant children and too many really misinformed adults oblivious to the 60+ years of Frac Experience in Texas and the other Confederate Producing States.
    Jan 2, 2015. 11:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy declares $0.10 dividend [View news story]
    Cartel Storage Terminals being bombed yet?
    Jan 2, 2015. 07:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Whiting USA Trust II's Breakeven? [View article]
    Lucas,

    Banker becomes a Carried Interest and shareholders pay the debt.
    Other immediate moves:

    Cease paying any divvy.
    Fire sale of various assets the Bank agrees upon.
    Jan 2, 2015. 07:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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